Comics? Comix? Respect?

Excellent excerpt from Douglas Wolk's new book, Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean available at Salon. Best line about comic culture's self-inflicted inferiority complex: "But demanding (or wishing for) a place at the table of high culture is an admission that you don't have one; the way you get a place at the table of high culture is to pull up a chair and say something interesting."

Yes, I know, I'm getting to the article late. See below, re: unstoppable water falling from the sky and flowing out of walls.

July 5, 2007 11:58 AM |



Best of the Vault


Pat Barker, Frankenstein, Cass Sunstein on the internet, Samuel Johnson, Thrillers, Denis Johnson, Alan Furst, Caryl Phillips, Richard Flanagan, George Saunders, Michael Harvey, Larry McMurtry, Harry Potter and more ...


Big D between the sheets -- Dallas in fiction


Reviewing the state of reviewing


9/11 as a novel: Why?


How can critics say the things they do? And why does anyone pay attention? It's the issue of authority.

The disappearing book pages:  

Papers are cutting book coverage for little reason

Thrillers and Lists:  

Noir favorites, who makes the cut and why



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